a 16 to 18 rise from the deck surface to the top edge of the hot tub is common. take any exterior motor housings and steps on the hot tub itself into account. it is best to work with dimensions taken directly from a hot tub set up in the same configuration and with similar equipment to the one you are installing.
also, a 14 deep deck is a good size for a another reason, at 12 the deck becomes very usable, less than 12 deep and you can barely fit a table and chairs. but 14 is the starting point where there is plenty of room around a table . so a 14 deck becomes a good buy.
mark the place where the bottom of the deck is to go. from the line you just marked, measure down the thickness of the deck boards usually 1 to 1 1/2 inches, or 2.5 to 3.75 centimeters , plus the height of the ledger board. if the ledger board is a 2 x 10, this will be 9.5 inches,
to size the joists and beams accurately for such a heavy load, most builders will consult a structural engineer or use beam-design charts, calculators, or software packages created for deck builders. if the deck is elevated, an engineered design is usually required by local authorities.
when you build a deck around an above-ground pool, you instantly increase the value, attractiveness and functionality of your recreational investment. this article will guide you through the steps of building a rectangular deck around a round pool. you'll be dining at your poolside or sunbathing in no time after you build your gorgeous new deck.
how to build a deck around an above ground pool. building a nice deck around your ground pool, not just makes it attractive, but it also increases the value of your investment. it is added to the list of merits of your property and you can sell it at a higher price too.
our deck is built around a 21-ft.-dia. pool. its constructed entirely of pressure-treated lumber and features a 360 wraparound pool deck thats connected to a spacious 10 x 18-ft. sun deck. the 312-ft.-wide circular pool deck provides easy access to the water, while the sun deck is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs and a few chaise lounges.
this in depth section will teach diy builders to frame a deck, from installing a ledger board and frost footings to framing the perimeter of the deck. each deck design will naturally present its own order of assembly by which to proceed.
you must plan your deck so that it reaches within 2-inches of the lower edge of the door. leveled construction may be a good choice if the ground under your deck is sloped. cutouts. if you want to include a jacuzzi, you can build your deck with a cutout so that the jacuzzi rests directly upon the concrete slab.
measure the area for the deck, ensuring you allow enough room for all your needs. cut four 2-by-4-inch boards to fit these measurements; you'll need two boards for the length and two for the width.
many first-time deck designers make the mistake of creating deck designs that are too large to fit the scale of their house and exceed their budget. most professional deck builders use a few rules to help scale the deck to accurately fit the house. 1 a deck shouldn't be built larger than 20%
after measuring the dimensions of the yard, adam helps center the placement of the deck using strings tied to wood stakes image 1 . continually measure and adjust the stakes until the strings form a square and level representation of the deck dimensions image 2 .
therefore, the 4x4 post will be set inside of the actual 12 x20' joist system and allow for the width of the rim and side joists by setting the post inwards a distance of 1 1/2 inches both from the front of the deck and in from the sides of the deck.
the basic deck construction for this project consists of: the foundation and 4 x 4 posts. 2 x 10 beams. 2 x 4 diagonal bracing. 2 x 8 framing and joists. 5/4-inch decking. stairs. railings.
the deck size is 16 projection x 24 feet wide with 4 feet width for steps.this deck has 2 cut corners at the edge. the pergola 14 projection x 18.6 wide will have 2 vertical columns with white pvc decorative wrap around columns.
the average deck size is between 300 and 400 square feet. generally, a deck should be wider than it is deep, with the longer dimension running along the house. with large decks, consider making them multi-level designs.